German Extended Essay - GE580

Location Term Level Credits (ECTS) Current Convenor 2017-18 2018-19
Canterbury Autumn
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5 15 (7.5) DR HMA Kunzelmann
Canterbury Spring
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5 15 (7.5) DR HMA Kunzelmann


Completion of Year 1 in German





Each extended essay will require a different programme of study, depending on the topic (chosen by the student in close consultation with the supervisor). Typically, the work will be divided into three periods: (1) gathering information and identifying the essay's exact focus, (2) writing up individual chapters and discussing these with a supervisor, and (3) putting the extended essay into its final form and observing the conventions necessary for this type of work.


This module appears in:

Contact hours

A number of supervision sessions will take place during the course of the student's research, particularly near the beginning of the process.


Available in both Autumn or Spring Term

Method of assessment

100% Coursework

Preliminary reading

Indicative Reading List

This will vary in accordance with the chosen topic.

See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)

See the library reading list for this module (Medway)

Learning outcomes

• Students taking this module will be encouraged to identify an area of enquiry that coincides with their interests. Any of the areas listed under 12.A will be appropriate as topics and will enhance their overall learning outcomes.
• They will be obliged to work independently, setting their own pace and objectives through self-directed learning (12.A).
• They will acquire library skills and will learn about the formatting of research papers and the proper presentation of bibliographies. Critical reflection will be required (12.B).
• They will also be expected to process information from a number of sources in order to gain a coherent understanding of the subject, to utilise problem-solving skills, to develop and maximise communication skills for the coherent expression and transfer of knowledge, to analyse, evaluate and interpret a variety of evidence and to reach conclusions independently (12.C. especially 3,6,7).

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